Author Archives: Amy Ryland

diy mini paper boler!

Lunch Lady - DIY Paper Boler

You will need: • boler template (download above) • colour pencils or markers• scissors• craft knife• glue or double-sided tape  *This template has some fiddly cutting and assembling and is best done as a shared child/adult activity 🙂 Directions: 1. Colour in your template using coloured pencils or markers. 2. Cut out along the outside […]

Play-dough recipes

Lunch Lady blog - issue 12 - ice-cream Play-dough

BASIC PLAYDOUGH RECIPE • 2 cups plain flour (all-purpose) • 1/4 cup Dutched cocoa (if making chocolate playdough) • 2 tbsp vegetable oil • 1/2 cup salt • 2 tbsp cream of tartar • 1 1/3 cups boiling water • few drops of your choice of food colour (or natural food dye)  • few drops […]

Salad days

Lunch Lady recipes - Summer salads - issue 13

I FEEL LIKE A SALAD Herbed Quinoa Salad with Roasted Zucchini + Eggplant and lemon + tahini dressing (Serves 6–8) For the lemon + tahini dressing: juice of 1 lemon 3 tbsp (60ml / 2 fl oz) tahini pinch of salt flakes cracked black pepper 1 tsp (5ml / 0.17 fl oz) honey 3 tbsp […]

Clothes that empower

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The Social Outfit is more than just a fashion label; it’s a place of female empowerment. Camilla Schippa (CEO) and Aminata Conteh-Biger (board member) explain how giving a woman a job can change everything.   Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Bank Australia to bring you stories of hope, resilience and a new way of thinking. […]

Serving up Social Justice for Women

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Hana Assifiri is a powerhouse.  After facing violent relationships, wars and sectarian violence she channelled her energy into creating a restaurant that supports and empowers women and uses food to unite communities. Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Bank Australia to bring you stories of hope, resilience and a new way of thinking. Tell me about […]

Kindness Warrior

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Meet Jamal, co-founder of One Love Australia and a man on a mission to change the world. https://iview.abc.net.au/show/kindness-hero/series/0/video/DC1811H001S00 Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Bank Australia to bring you stories of hope, resilience and a new way of thinking. What is One Love Australia? We’re an anti-racism education company that works with younger generations to help […]

HAVE A LITTLE YARN AND LEARN AN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE

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We chat with Gamilaraay woman Rudi Bremer, radio broadcaster and host of Little Yarns – an Australian podcast series for pre-schoolers – about teaching kids the many diverse languages, stories and countries of Indigenous Australia.  Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Bank Australia to bring you stories of hope, resilience and a new way of thinking. […]

An App Which Reduces Your Carbon Footprint

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Lily Dempster, the founder of the One Small Step app, explains how your small actions can have a significant impact on the planet. Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Bank Australia to bring you stories of hope, resilience and a new way of thinking. What is One Small Step? One Small Step is a free mobile […]

How to Raise Optimistic Kids

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In an age of anxiety, we all want to raise optimistic children. But what does that actually mean? And how can we make it happen? Shoutout: We’re proudly partnering with Bank Australia to bring you stories of hope, resilience and a new way of thinking. The importance of optimism is drummed into us from an […]

Fun foods

THE POLITICALLY CORRECT CAKE  For the cake: • 3/4 cup chickpea flour, also called besan • 3/4 cup plain gluten-free flour • 1/2 cup of sugar, heaped • 1 tbsp cocoa • 1/4 tsp baking powder • pinch of salt • 1/3 cup rice milk • 1 tbsp vinegar • 4 tbsp coconut oil, melted […]

A Joyful Life

A Joyful Life - Chanene Saliee

Chat with author and mum Chaneen Saliee about finding your own way in motherhood. Interview by Tekie Quaye How would you describe yourself? As a very big-hearted person who has a deep underlying passion and connection with others in the world. I’m very creative and I’m always on the move. I’m excited about life and […]